The Adirondack Folk School Concert Series Kicks Off in Lake Luzerne

July 23rd, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

The Adirondack Folk School on Main Street in Lake Luzerne is presenting a two-week concert series featuring performances by some of the Adirondacks’ finest singer-songwriters, country musicians and traditional folksingers and storytellers.

The series kicks off at 7:30pm on Tuesday (July 24) with folk fave Dan Berggren. Berggren will also be offering two workshops during the day on Tuesday – “An Adirondack Musical History Tour” at 9am and “Songwriting for Beginners” at 1pm.

The concert series will also include performances by Smokey Greene, Tom Akstens, John Kirk & Trish Miller, George Ward, John Roberts, Christopher Shaw and John Kribs (with David Bevins, Arlin Greene and Chris Leske). Most of the concert performers will also be conducting workshops during the day, and Mac Petrequin and Brian Melick will also be offering workshops. Go here for a schedule of workshops.

The concerts start at 7:30pm, except where noted. Concert admission is $15; children free. Workshop tuition is $40 per session.

Here’s the complete line-up of performances for the Adirondack Folk School Concert Series in 2012:

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Congrats: Chris Shaw

March 5th, 2012, 2:00 pm by Greg
Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw – one of the Adirondacks’ premier singer-songwriter-storytellers – has been named executive director of the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.

Last year, more than 800 students attended classes at the Adirondack Folk School. The school is now entering its third year, offering more than 200 classes in such diverse subjects as cabin building, songwriting, stone wall construction, Dutch oven cooking and blacksmithing.

Shaw has long been a force on the Nippertown folk scene with both his solo shows and as co-founder of the annual Christmas show, Mountain Snow & Mistletoe” with his wife, folksinger Bridget Ball. But Shaw’s musical prowess has carried him far beyond “local favorite” status, and he has toured the country as a representative for Taylor Guitars and has played such prestigious venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Chautauqua Institute, the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

“I¹m thrilled to have this great opportunity to be a part of AFS, and finally come back home!” said Shaw, a Lake George native and a 1972 graduate of Lake George High School.

We’d like to add our congratulations to Chris on his new endeavor.

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